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I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should i be worried about ir?

I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should i be worried about ir?

Tinea versicolor: It's possibly tinea versicolor. It's caused by a fungus, which blocks the sunlight from activating the melanocytes (pigment cells) in your skin. With sun exposure, the skin around it tans but the fungal area stays white. You'll need a doctor's examination for a diagnosis.http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor. ...Read more

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White spots on arms and legs?

White spots on arms and legs?

White Spots: White spots on your arms and legs can be caused by sun damage, a form of eczema called pityriasis alba, a fungal infection called tinea versicolor and a depigmenting disease called vitiligo. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed ?

What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed ?

See details: It is very impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the lesions. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have small white spots, like points, in my skin....Only in legs and arms...Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?

I have small white spots, like points, in my skin....Only in legs and arms...Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?

White Spots: The most common cause of white spots on the arms and legs is guttate hyopmelanotic macules.  this long name actually refers to a very simple condition-the flat little white spots that start showing up around middle age.  they are smooth surfaced, slightly shiny and don’t itch or hurt.  they are entirely benign and don’t become cancer or anything other than a decorative nuisance.  they don’t tan. ...Read more

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Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt ?

Little white spots have just poped up under  my skin  on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt ?

Hypomelanosis: If they are very small and very white, it is probably idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis - a scary name, but it literally means "little white spots of unknown cause." the good news is that it's harmless; the bad news is that there is no reliable treatment. If you think it might be something else, let a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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I have small white spots and one bigger one popping up on my arm and legs. Is this of any concern? I am a dark skinned African American 26 years old.

I have small white spots and one bigger one popping up on my arm and legs. Is this of any concern? I am a dark skinned African American 26 years old.

See answer: Likely not a concern. The more common conditions that cause white spots in a dark skinned individual are: Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, Pityriasis Alba, Tinea Versicolor and Vitiligo. Check Google Images for the above to see if one matches your skin. If needed an online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload images of your skin. Hope this was helpful for you. ...Read more